Theresa covers Oakland Unified and West Contra Costa Unified, among other topics. She came to EdSource from the Contra Costa Times/Bay Area News Group, where she covered regional, statewide and national education issues. She has been recognized with multiple awards for her education reporting by the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club and the California Teachers Association among others. She began her career as a producer managing children’s and other educational programming and print outreach for KQED. Theresa is an alumna of San Francisco State University where she received a B.A. degree in broadcast communications.
All articles by Theresa Harrington
West Contra Costa Unified is eyeing to cut $32 million from next year's budget including teaching jobs. Layoff notices will go out by March 15.
February 6, 2020
The school board has agreed it must cut about $21.5 million from next year's budget but is now getting proposals on where to make those cuts
February 4, 2020
The school board and others in West Contra Costa Unified did not approve a plan to convert six elementary schools into K-8 schools next year.
January 17, 2020
San Francisco Bay Area parents declare state of emergency over district’s failure to educate black children
Parents want the district to allocate $7.2 million to improve services for the district’s 5,000 African-American students.
January 15, 2020
West Contra Costa school board on Wednesday to begin reviewing suggestions for nearly $50 million in cuts over two years to balance budget.
January 14, 2020
Cutting nearly $40 million in West Contra Costa Unified triggers layoff worries, stirs distrust and puts superintendent’s job in jeopardy.
January 10, 2020
Nine district parents and teachers say police injured them during an Oct. 23 board meeting where they were protesting school closures.
November 26, 2019
The district measure will appear on the March ballot with a statewide construction bond measure that could provide matching funds to many districts.
November 22, 2019
Activists against school closures are targeting for recall Oakland Unified school board member Jody London, who voted in favor of school closures.
November 22, 2019
West Contra Costa Unified school board agrees to keep superintendent at the helm while searching for ways to bridge $48 million budget gap.
November 19, 2019
A $48 million budget deficit is threatening the job of Superintendent Matthew Duffy. A special school board meeting on Friday is expected to focus on possible termination of his contract.
November 15, 2019
The Oakland Unified school board closed its meeting to the public a second time after protesters turned out in force.
November 14, 2019
No protesters showed up, prompting some critics to allege the board violated open meeting laws in its attempt to prevent disruptions.
November 8, 2019
District officials offer to meet with protesters as Oakland and state teachers' unions echo demands for school closure moratorium until 2022.
November 4, 2019
Bay Area district saved some tutor positions at reduced hours after critics said eliminating the positions would hurt the neediest students.